One of the gifts Little Prince received for his birthday was The VeggieTales movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s. We’ve already watched it several times.
A parody of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Veggie Tales rendition tells the tale of The Prodigal Son. With their quirky sense of humor, the creators of Veggie Tales spin the tale of Darby, a floss farmer’s son who longs for “somewhere beyond the barn” where he can do whatever he wants. With the help of Splenda, “the sweet, but non-fattening fairy,” the little Munchies, the Old Yellow McToad (as in Scottish, kilt and all) and of course a lion, a tin man, and a scarecrow, Darby sets off to find the Land of Ha’s… an amusement-park-like place dubbed “the funnest place on earth.”
The lesson of The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s is that when we sin, we can always return home to God. In the end of course, Darby realizes that he can and should and must go home and face his father. Like the parable of the Prodigal Son, Darby’s father welcomes him home even though Darby was foolish and unwise and disobeyed his father. Our Heavenly Father is faithful to forgive when we are faithful to repent and return to Him when we sin. We can always return home.
All in all, I give The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s two thumbs up. It’s already one of my favorites!
How cute! I need to get some more VT videos for my kids.
Great review… thanks for sharing!!